Wargrave Festival 2019

Wargrave, That’s Magic

Join us at Wargrave Festival in what is by far the biggest community festival for miles and miles around.

You will find something for everyone of any age to make the partying truly all inclusive. The committee is enthusiastic and they, as well as the contributing village organisations, have been working very hard to make this one a corker.

It has been said many times before: the festival is for the people of Wargrave, by the people of Wargrave. Let’s have fun!

The Festival, which was inspired by the Vicar, the late Revd John Ratings, was first held in the summer of 1975 and has been held every other year since. From relatively modest beginnings, it has become the most wide ranging Wargrave social drawing together the whole village community in two weeks of non stop activities, to which almost all organisations play their parts. It makes an invaluable contribution to the cementing of Wargrave’s esprit de corps.

Our handy schedule guide

Festival Welcome Café

Festival Welcome Café Afternoon Tea Tuesday 25 June 2.30pm - 4.30pm St Mary’s Church Centre FREE Rev. Steve Turville 0118 901 6720 stephen.turville@ntlworld.com The Welcome Café meets every Tuesday afternoon at St Mary’s as a place for anyone to come to enjoy...

Champagne Tasting

Champagne Tasting Tuesday 25 June 7.30pmFestival Marquee £30.00 (over 18s only) Danny Malone 07767 202769 dannymalone13@gmail.com “Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” - Mark Twain Come along and learn all about the nation’s favourite...

School Maths Event

School Maths Event Thursday 20 June 9.00am - 3.30pm Festival Marquee, Mill Green FREE for children of the Robert Piggott Infant and Junior Schools Rebecca Ellis 07786 128862 rebecca.ellis1525@gmail.comThis year we are excited to offer Magical Maths workshops for all...

Walking Safari Supper

Walking Safari Supper Saturday 15 June 7.00pm Champagne Reception Thames Cottage, 63 High Street, Wargrave RG10 8HY (Champagne and Cheese) £10.00 per person (as part of a pair). Includes a glass of champagne, two food courses with wine plus a cheese and port course....

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Wargrave Youth Theatre Presents:
A Midsummer
Night’s Dream
An Adaptation
Thursday 13 June
Friday 14 June
Saturday 15 June
Thursday and Friday 5.00pm Saturday 2.00pm and 4.00pm
Mill Green with raked, covered, comfortable seating.
Adults £4.50, Children £3.00
Chez Annetts 07958 610327 chezannetts@btinternet.com www.wargravetheatre.co.uk

Jazz on a Summers Night

Jazz on a Summer’s Night Friday 21 June 7.30pm, doors open at 7.00pm Wargrave Boating Club £14.00 Tim Hodges 07729 303796 thp@timhodges.co.uk An evening of accessible modern jazz on the banks of the Thames. This year we are fortunate to have an outstanding trumpet...

The Festival’s Festival

Enchanted Forest
Friday 21 June
7.30pm – midnight
Festival Marquee, Mill Green
£25.00, includes a welcome cocktail, Festival food and goodies

Family Food and Fun Day

Family Food and Fun Day Saturday 22 June 11.00am - 4.00pm Festival Marquee, MillGreen FREE entrance, £5.00 for cookery school participants Liz Deacon 07786 706241 alexandliz@hotmail.com  Join us in the Marquee for a day of food delights! This year we are making the...

Open Gardens

Open Gardens Sunday 23 June Start 2.00pm, End 6.00pm Gardens around Wargrave £3.00 per person Graham Jones 0118 940 6613 grahamdjones@mac.com Peter Mayes 0118 940 2497 petermayes51@gmail.com Wargrave is well known for its wide variety of quite outstanding gardens,...

Dancing under a Spell

Dancing under a Spell Saturday 22 June 7.30pm - 10.30pm Festival Marquee, Mill Green Adults £12.00, Children under 16 £5.00. Family ticket (2 + 2) £30.00 Caroline Meader 07818 045726 carolinemeader@btconnect.com This is Wargrave’s very own Strictly-style dance...

Wargrave Sprint Triathlon

Wargrave Sprint Triathlon Sunday 23 June Registration opens: 6.00am Swim Starts: 7.00am Wargrave - around Mill Green For April and May: Individuals - £55 Team Relays - £70.00 per team Jo Hall jomaundrell@hotmail.com www.thewargravetriathlon.org A 750m swim, 20K cycle...

Songs from the Shows

Songs from the Shows Sunday 23 June 7.00pm - 9.30pm Festival Marquee, Mill Green £15.00 Len and Ann Roberts 0118 940 2656 annroberts189@btinternet.com After sell-out performances at the 2015 and 2017 Festivals Adam Linstead is again returning with songs from shows by...

Wargrave Words

Wargrave Words An Evening with Local Authors Thursday 20 June 7.00pm start Woodclyffe Hall £12.00 to include a complimentary glass of wine on arrival. Cath Forsaith 07775 634460 cathforsaith@hotmail.com We are delighted to introduce an evening of conversation between...

Wargrave in Vogue

Wargrave in Vogue Monday 24 June 7.30pm - 10.30pm Festival Marquee, Mill Green £7.50 - includes a glass of fizz and a goody bag Josie Fear 07712 147431 josiefear@me.com Come and join us for a fabulous evening of fashion, beauty and pampering featuring some of the most...

Quiz Night

Quiz Night Thursday 20 June 7.30pm for 8.00pm start Festival Marquee, Mill Green £3.00 per person (max 6 people) Alex Sharpe 07775 634460 dimps2001@hotmail.com Back by popular demand, we host a battle of wits to determine the best quiz team in Wargrave. Our quiz...

Magical Fun Day Picnic

Magical Fun Day Picnic Tuesday 25 June 12.30pm - 2.30pm Festival Marquee, Mill Green £7.00 (1 Adult + 1 Child) £10.00 (2 Adults + 2 Children) Additional Child £3.00 each Kirsty Williams 0118 940 3127 manager@wargravepreschool.com Parents are invited with their...

The Comedy Club

The Comedy Club Wednesday 26 June 7.00pm - Bar Open (Paella will be cooking!) 7.30pm - Paella by Antonio Served 8.30pm - Comedy Commences Festival Marquee, Mill Green £20.00, includes a drink. Food will be Antonio’s Chicken and Chorizo or Vegetarian Paella, side salad...

Bridge Afternoon

Bridge Afternoon Wednesday 19 June 2.00pm, doors open at 1.45pm St Mary’s Church Centre £10.00 per person to include an afternoon tea. Carol Evans 0118 940 3311 carol.j.evans@btinternet.com Hilda Freeman 0118 940 2657 hildfreeman@hotmail.com Jean Phillis 0118 9403396...

Butterflies

Butterflies Wednesday 19 June 9.30am - 11.30am St Mary’s Church Centre £5.00 per adult, children free Camilla Cook 0118 940 6944 camillacook@btconnect.com Butterflies is the St Mary’s mums and toddlers group. During the year we meet to enjoy breakfast together,...

Paul Daniels’ Magic Life

Paul Daniels’ Magic Life Wednesday 19 June 8.00pm start Festival Marquee, Mill Green £12.00 per head Graham Howe 07540 193239 grahamahowe@gmail.com How appropriate to have ‘the lovely Debbie McGee’ host an evening with unknown stories of the magical life she shared...

Circle of Magic Afternoon Tea

Circle of Magic Afternoon Tea Tuesday 18 June 2.30pm - 4.30pm Hennerton Golf Club £5.00 per person Karen Oliver 07810 660431 ianandkareno@btinternet.com The Senior Citizens of Wargrave are invited to afternoon tea at Hennerton Golf Club. Spectacular views, scrumptious...

Festive Folk Club

Festival Folk Club Tuesday 18 June Doors open at 7.30pm St Mary’s Church Centre, Mill Green £12.50 per ticket Bob Austen 0118 940 3038 or 07970 611013 austenrobert@hotmail.com Following the ever popular Festival Folk Nights over the past 15 village festivals, we are...

Flower Festival

Flower Festival Thursday 27 June Friday 28 June Saturday 29 June Thursday 27 June 6.00pm - 7.30pm (Prosecco Preview) Friday 28 and Saturday 29 June 10.00am - 5.00pm St Mary’s Church, Mill Green £3.00 (accompanied children free) £7.00 for Preview tickets (includes a...

Bingo Night

Bingo Night Thursday 27 June 7.00pm - 10.30pm 7.30pm - eyes down! Festival Marquee, Mill Green £6.00 per book Amber Owen 07496 152552 amber.p.owen96@gmail.com A fantastic event for all the family. The evening will be full of fun with lots of monetary prizes and...

The Magic of the Auction

The Magic of the Auction Another Evening with Thomas Plant Tuesday 18 June 8.00pm - 10.00pm Woodclyffe Hall £10.00 to include a glass of wine. Peter Delaney 0118 940 3121 peter.delaney2@btinternet.com Wargrave Local History Society is delighted to welcome back Thomas...

Snooker Speed – Double Tournament

Snooker Speed-Doubles Tournament Monday 17 June 7.00pm—11.00pm Wargrave Snooker Club Church Street (behind the library) £10.00 per head Tim Wilson 07816 988721 timwilson1995@live.co.uk Battle for the Festival Trophy on 3 full-size tables in a quick fire doubles...

Classical Evening

Classical Evening Academy of St Martin in the Fields Monday 17 June 7.30pm - 10.00pm St Mary’s Church, Mill Green Platinum Sponsors £100.00 (includes Dinner, Wine and Bubbly) Gold Sponsors £50.00 (includes Canapes and Bubbly) Other ticket prices: £35 (U16 £17.50), £25...

The Crystal Ball

The Crystal Ball Friday 28 June 7.15pm for 7.45pm Festival Marquee, Mill Green £75.00 (includes all wines!) Josie Fear 07712 147431 josiefear@me.com Dig out your most magical accessories and join us at The Crystal Ball, a night which promises to be full of wonderful...

Gin by the River

Gin by the River Monday 17 June 7.30pm—10.30pm Tree Tops, Church Street, Wargrave RG10 8EP £15.00 (over 18s only), includes a gin glass, 3 gin tokens and tapas style snacks. Extra gin tickets £4.00 on the night. Caroline Meader 07818 045726...

Parade and Fete

Parade and Fete Saturday 29 June Parade Gathering: 12.30pm Parade Departure: 1.15pm Fete ends: 5.00pm Parade starts in Highfield Park and ends at the Fete at Mill Green FREE Parade: Paul Stanton 07785 515828 paul.stanton@ouseleys.com Fete: Bernice Burke 07775 593152...

Wargrave Variety Show

Wargrave Variety Show Saturday 29 June 7.00pm Festival Marquee, Mill Green FREE Keith Doward 0797 702168 wargravevariety@gmail.com Roll up, roll up! To what will possibly be the Greatest show (on Mill Green on 29th June). If you have an act as small as Tom Thumb or as...

Fun on the River

Fun on the River Sunday 16 June 1.00pm - 5.00pm Wargrave Boating Club FREE Carlton Barnard 07540 221917 membership@wargraveboatingclub.co.uk Come and join the Wargrave Boating Club for an exciting day of family entertainment, river based games, parent and child races...

Historic Wargrave Walk

Historic Wargrave Walk Sunday 16 June 2.30pm - 4.30pm Meet on Mill Green, near the War Memorial £2.00, accompanied children free Peter Delaney 0118 940 3121 peter.delaney2@btinternet.com The Wargrave Local History Society is once again organising this popular event,...

Brass on the Grass

Brass on the Grass Sunday 16 June 6.00pm - 9.15pm (gates open at 5.00pm for setup) Wargrave Court Gardens, Mill Green, Wargrave RG10 8EU Adults: £10.00 Children: £5.00 Sue Witney 0776 9704647 switney@altwoodschool.co.ukEnjoy a magical evening by the river, listening...

End of Festival Service

End of Festival Service Sunday 30 June 10.30am Festival Marquee, Mill Green FREE John Cook 0118 940 2202 johnrmcook@btconnect.com The Parish Office 0118 940 2300 office@wargravechurch.co.uk Join us as we celebrate the end of the 2019 Festival in the marquee. Our guest...

Family Barbecue

Family Barbecue Sunday 30 June 11.45am for 12.00 noon Festival Marquee, Mill Green Adults: £4.00, Children:£2.00, Family Ticket 10.00 Jane Austen 0118 940 3038 or 07713 248909 austenjaneelizabeth@hotmail.com Stay for the barbecue after Morning Worship or come and join...

The BBO Big Band Show

The BBO Big Band Show Sunday 30 June 7.00pm doors open 8.00pm start Festival Marquee, Mill Green £15.00, no concessions Paul Blair 0118 940 3137 pwblair1235@btinternet.com If you enjoy the music of big bands such as Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington and their...

As You Like It – Shakespeare on the Green

Shakespeare on the Green As You Like It By William Shakespeare Wednesday 12 June, Thursday 13 June, Friday 14 June, Saturday 15 June 8.00pm, bar opens 7.15pm Mill Green with raked, covered, comfortable seating. Wednesday and Thursday: £16.00, Concessions £14.50...